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Ex-Religious Support Network

30 Jun 2021 @ 18:30 - 20:30 AEST

The Hidden Toll of Religious Trauma

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Mental health professionals are increasingly noticing a pattern of symptoms, in both those who have left religion and those who are still practising, that mirror the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In 2011, Dr. Marlene Winell coined the term ‘Religious Trauma Syndrome’ (RTS) to give a name to the unique trauma that many face from their experiences with religion. Like PTSD, RTS symptoms sometimes fly under the radar or are attributed to other causes, such as major depression or an anxiety disorder.

In this presentation, Caroline Winzenried will outline how to identify RTS and the hidden toll that it takes even years after leaving a religion.

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30 Jun 2021
18:30 - 20:30 AEST
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